by: Scott McCaulley
A recap of some of the area schools and teams in action this weekend:
C of O Baseball
The College of the Ozarks lose all three games in St. Louis against Missouri Bapitst, dropping Friday’s Game 10-5 then being held to a total of two runs on Saturday losing to the host Patriots 3-1 and 5-1. The Bobcats host Central Baptist Tuesday at Bob Smith Field.
C of O Track
The Men’s and Women’s Teams were in Fayette for a meet at Central Methodist. The top individual finishers included fourth for Garrett Pierce in the Men’s 5000 Meter Run. fifth for Kyle Kapella in the Men’s High Jump, and eighth for Mikaila Livingston in the Women’s Pole Vault.
North Ark Baseball
The Pioneers lose three of four to Hesston with the only win coming in the opener on Friday 3-2. Pioneers are next on the field Wednesday at home against Henderson State.
Branson hosts the Dan Furst Tournament and take two out of three games, beating Winnetonka on Friday 3-2 and edging Cape Girardeau Central Saturday 1-0. The Pirates dropped a 13-2 decision to St. Thomas Aquinas early Saturday.
Hollister hosted its Baseball Festival Friday and split two games, beating Pacific 8-2 and losing to Summit Christian 9-8. Springfield Hillcrest beat Summit Christian in the the other game of the day 6-0.
Reeds Spring grabbed two wins at home Saturday beating Spokane 13-2 and Northwest Hughsville 5-4.
Clever knocks off Blue Eye Saturday at Springfield Hillcrest 4-1.
On Friday, the Soccer Goblins sweep a pair of games over Clarksville, the Lady Goblins winning 6-1 and the Goblins 5-0.
Saturday, the Baseball Goblins dropped two games at Nixa to the host Eagles 18-6 and to Kearney 11-0.
Also Saturday, the Softball Goblins split two games at the Van Buren Tournament, beating Pea Ridge 4-0 and losing to Ozark 19-6. The 3rd Place Game was cancelled due to weather.
The Softball and Tennis Teams each hosted tournaments on Saturday and both won the titles. In Softball, the Lady Panthers beat Blue Eye 7-2, Clever 7-5, and Crane 16-2 to win the championship. Meanwhile, the Tennis Panthers beat Willow Springs and Summit Prep/New Life Academy to grab the title.